3 Emerging Market Risks Companies Should Watch for in 2018

Harvard Business

They devote far more time to internal execution and competitive risks than to external risks that can change the playing field. This means that many emerging market risks get cut from the senior leadership agenda. At Frontier Strategy Group, we observed that in 2017, executives and boards paid the most attention to risks that dominated global headlines: Brexit, the Trump administration’s trade policy, cybersecurity, and, more recently, North Korea.

Why P2P Lending Makes Complete Sense for Startups

Strategy Driven

The P2P lending market was valued at $67.93 Since the entire process is technologically driven, it ensures transparency and involves low operating costs and market risk. Here’s why P2P lending is an ideal business financing option for startups and SMEs. For instance, the loan marketplace platform Swaper has built its own AI scoring model that’s completely automated and adjusts legislation changes to the new risk terms.

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How CMOs and CROs Can Be Allies

Harvard Business Review

Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) and Chief Risk Officers (CROs) may seem to have little in common. But in the aftermath of the financial crisis, risk managers have become increasingly involved in business strategy and decisions. That has coincided with marketing’s increased influence on strategy, driven by the unprecedented level of insights into customer behavior and trends that are now possible through analytics. Use risk data as an avenue for innovation.

Why Some of the Most Groundbreaking Technologies Are a Bad Fit for the Silicon Valley Funding Model

Harvard Business

The myth of Silicon Valley is that venture-funded entrepreneurship is a generalizable model that can be applied to every problem, when in actuality it is a model that was built to commercialize mature technologies for certain markets. If you have an idea to apply mature technology to a well-understood problem, it’s relatively easy to get it financed. At first, Opus 12 targeted the largest addressable market it could find: ethanol, an additive of gasoline.

Why Sit on All that Cash? Firms Uncertain on Cost of Capital

Harvard Business Review

This is the key finding of the Current Trends in Estimating and Applying the Cost of Capital research released this week by the Association for Financial Professionals, a trade group of 16,000 corporate treasury and finance practitioners. AFP conducted the Cost of Capital Survey in October 2010 and received answers from 309 chief financial officers, treasurers, vice presidents-finance, and assistant treasurers. Current market debt/equity ratio. Country risk rating model.

Still Many Ways to Skin a Capital Cost

Harvard Business Review

When executives evaluate a potential investment, whether it's to build a new plant, enter a new market, or acquire a company, they weigh its cost against the future cash flows they expect will spring from it. The motivation behind it, as with many, many articles published over HBR's nearly 90-year history, was to take an effective practice developed in one corner of industry and spread it to managers everywhere. Finance Strategic planning CAPM

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Can Your C-Suite Handle Big Data?

Harvard Business Review

The chief financial officer (CFO) role rose to prominence in the mid -1980’s as pressures for value management and more transparent investor relations gained traction. Adding a chief marketing officer (CMO) became crucial as new channels and media raised the complexity of brand building, while Chief strategy officers (CSOs) joined top teams to help grapple with complex and fast-changing global markets.

Entrepreneurship: A Working Definition

Harvard Business Review

Because they are pursuing a novel opportunity while lacking access to required resources, entrepreneurs face considerable risk, which comes in four main types. Demand risk relates to prospective customers' willingness to adopt the solution envisioned by the entrepreneur. Technology risk is high when engineering or scientific breakthroughs are required to bring a solution to fruition. Financing risk relates to whether external capital will be available on reasonable terms.